Saturday, September 20, 2014

Gesher Bowl

This bowl was inspired by the Hebrew words: Kol Haolam Kulo Gesher Tsar M'od...All the world is a very narrow bridge.

It lives in Eugene, where I was visiting last week.

Gesher means bridge. The phrase comes from a teaching from Reb Nachman of Bratislav. The  rest of the message is: And above all is not to fear.

Walking on a narrow bridge is risky, daring, frightening...and yet..... life often requires us to take such metaphorical journeys with frequency.

What gives us the strength to face such adversity? What kind of faith is required to  face adversity?

My bowl is a reminder that faith is required....
I used clear glass letters embedded in the red...In the right light you can see some of the letters, but other times they are invisible...and yet they exist....

Faith requires us to believe in that which we cannot see.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Glass Shabbat Candle Holders

I find myself continually apologizing for the poor photography! If I can make a little more time, I will take better pictures, I promise!

Later this fall I will be featuring new work which will include shabbat candle holders, menorahs, and yahrzeit candle holders.

I started making these last spring and am finally ready to stop experimenting! 

A Taste of Art and A Celebration of Art  will happen November 22 (evening) and 23rd (day).
If you need some glass before then, just drop me a line! sparks of

Custom work/commissions are always welcome!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Flowing Stream

The photo (as always) doesn't do the piece justice.
This piece just sparkles and pops.

Polished aluminum provides the backdrop. Black acrylic supports the glass panel. The center stream is aventurine blue glass (imagine microscopic glitter in the glass!). The stream is bounded by dichroic glass blobs and the outer stream bank is made with broken wedding glass shards.

This was commissioned as a tenth anniversary gift. Blessings to the beautiful couple!